The Janaki Temple is one of the major attractions of Janakpur. It was built in 1989 A.D. by Queen Brishabhanu Kunwar of Tikamgargh. The temple is popularly known as the Naulakha Mandir (meaning Nine Lakhs). The cost for the construction of the temple was about the same amount of money: Rupees Nine Lakhs or Nine Hundred Thousand It reflects a fine blend of Indo-Islamic architecture. The dome of the temple is designed in the fashion of a palace in Rajasthan. The doors are ornately decorated in Silver. And it is said that the statue of Sita, the presiding deity of the temple was found in the Sarya River near Ayodhya. Throughout the year, many pilgrims come to pay their respects to Ram and Sita who are the main religious attractions in Janakpur.
The city is thronged by worshippers and visitors alike especially during the festival of Bibaha Panchami. This annual festival is celebrated on the occasion of Ram and Sita’s marriage.
How To Get There:
Janakpur has an airport. The airport is served by a few private airlines, with daily flights to and from Kathmandu. The duration of the flight is about 20-25 minutes. The air crafts are usually small with 17-20 passenger capacity.
From Kathmandu: There are no typical tourist buses from Kathmandu to Janakpur. But buses with the same standard often called “Deluxe Bus”. You can buy these bus tickets easily with at the travel agencies in Thamel, tickets between 950 to 1100 rupees.